In an unexpected twist within the cinematic corridors of Chennai, the Tamil Film Producers Council has taken a stand that’s set tongues wagging. By issuing red cards to some of the industry’s luminaries, the council has signaled a new era of discipline and accountability within the Tamil film circle.
Simbu, a towering figure in Tamil cinema, finds himself amidst the storm, courtesy of a complaint from Michael Rayappan, the financial powerhouse behind the smash hit ‘Anbanavan Adangadhavan Asaradhavan.’ The complaint paints a picture of indiscretion and alleged mismanagement. Vishal, not just a cinematic icon but also the figurehead of the council, has been caught in the net over financial discrepancies. Atharvaa, meanwhile, faces the music for his perceived lack of apt complaint redressal, leading to his red card.
Earlier warnings, aimed at stalwarts like Simbu, Vishal, SJ Surya, Atharvaa, and Yogi Babu, had already hinted at brewing tensions. These notices, issued by the Tamil Film Producers’ Council (TFPC) in June, indicated concerns about cooperation levels and existing industry controversies. However, the most recent action of serving red cards, especially to the likes of Dhanush, Simbu, Atharvaa, and Vishal, underscores the council’s intensified stance against perceived infractions.
This groundbreaking step by the Tamil Film Producers Council is not just a momentary shock. It’s a watershed moment that redefines the relationship between the guardians of Tamil cinema’s production and its star-studded actor brigade.